(CNN) — Two people are dead and 10 are still possibly missing after a boat overturned in 18 miles southwest of Key West, Florida.
The US Coast Guard rescued eight people Thursday afternoon around 1 p.m., the military branch said in a tweet.READ MORE: Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Received Funding For A High Visibility Enforcement Initiative
Two bodies were discovered and crews are searching for a possible 10 people still missing.READ MORE: Polk County School Cafeteria Worker Arrested for Murdering Boyfriend
When crews arrived on the scene there was no boat to be found, but those rescued said they were on a boat that flipped, said Petty Officer Jose Hernandez, a USCG spokesperson.
The Coast Guard has two cutters and other units in the area performing search and rescue operations for the people still missing in the water, Hernandez said.MORE NEWS: Man Taken Into Custody After Barricading Himself Inside His Home
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